Column: Greek Week is a week worthy of coverage

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

Months of preparation are finally culminating in a week of singing and dancing competitions, coming together for charity, strolling to show unity, and tugging for glory.

As the warm spring weather begins to settle over campus, it is that time of year again for Greek life to battle it out and let Eastern know how hard their fraternities and sororities have worked to claim their desired titles.

This year’s Greek Week, themed “The Endless Summer,” kicked off this past weekend with Airband, a lip-syncing and dancing competition that saw Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Alpha emerge victorious, and Greek Sing, a singing competition ending in first-place wins for Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Greek organizations also participated in and donated to Friday’s Relay for Life Kickball Tournament hosted by the EIU Colleges Against Cancer service group to fundraise for the American Cancer Society.

Also on the schedule for this week are several Tugs competitions, Trivia Night, Cans for Construction, the Unity Stroll, Pyramids and other service projects.

The staff at The Daily Eastern News will be putting in some extra work during this special week as well.

We have been talking with fraternity and sorority members to inform students about these events, and we will continue to be in contact with them as the week commences to provide our readers with the most current and useful information.

We want our readers to feel free to check our daily print edition for coverage of Greek Week events as they unfold.

Readers can also check as well as The Daily Eastern News Facebook page and @DEN_News on Twitter.

Through our online presence, we will provide video and photo coverage to further illustrate how each event goes down to anyone who is interested.

The Verge, which is the arts and entertainment section we publish every Friday inside our regular edition, will have additional photos and features regarding Greek Week.

We know how important these events are to Eastern’s Greek organizations and how hard members have worked to make them happen.

We also realize that even students not in Greek life are interested to know how their friends in fraternities and sororities are faring throughout the week.

This is why The News staff will continue to be as helpful as we can in providing updates and coverage of Greek Week moving forward.

We wish our fellow students in Greek life the best of luck, and above all we wish for them to enjoy themselves for the rest of Greek Week.

Stephanie Markham is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].